Today is the Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary The letter from Conrad of Marburg, the spiritual director of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, provides a glimpse into Elizabeth of Hungary’s exemplary life of charity and piety. Elizabeth was born in 1207 to the King of Hungary and devoted herself to serving Christ through aiding the poor and sick. She converted one of her castles into a hospital and generously gave alms to all in need. Twice a day she visited and cared for the sick, including the most repulsive individuals. After her husband's death, Elizabeth sought an even more ascetic life, begging from door to door and renouncing all worldly possessions. She attended to the poorest of the poor at her own table and performed other works of mercy. Conrad declares that Elizabeth's face shone with a holy light when she emerged from prayer.